Loropetalumare evergreen, free-flowering, shrubs with star-shaped hairs. Flowers are in clusters at the end of short branches, with thin, strap-like petals similar to those of their witch hazel relatives, and also produced in late winter and early spring.
'Fire Dance' is a selection of this rounded evergreen shrub with deep reddish-purple leaves, which may green in summer, and bright pink, slightly fragrant flowers from early spring. May be smaller-growing than the species, often to 1m in height and width.
Grow in fertile, humus-rich moist but well-drained soil in sun or part shade with shelter from cold winds.